You’ll leave Stables gig wanting Maw!

Mawkin: Coming to The Stables this week
Mawkin: Coming to The Stables this week

Ruby Turner has a voice and a half, a fact not lost on the folks of MK who rushed to buy tickets to see the ‘Come Go With Me’ turned Jools Holland band mainstay in action this Thursday evening.

You can call the Stables box office and try for tickets, but unless they’ve received returns, you’ll be all out of luck.

On Stage 2 Canadian folk trio The Once will unite their voices for your delectation.

Originally, these guys – Geraldine Hollett, Phil Churchill and Andrew Dale – were actors who like to combine their voices in song, but the songs won out altogether in time.

Whether an old lament from World War I or original songs speaking of love defeated, their music intertwines hope and tragedy, because that’s life, right?

Full of ups and downs.

As with Ruby Turner, all tickets have disappeared for Friday’s date by jazz vocalist Gregory Porter, unsurprisingly, but you could pop along to Stage 2 and sample the musical wares of Brit-folk rebels Mawkin, who will be at play from 8.45pm.

A band since 2002, Mawkin were formed around the sibling nucleus of Jamie and David Delarre back in 2002, and finally issued their debut album, The Awkward Recruit, in 2009.

That release garnered a trio of BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominations.

Now three albums down, the band’s inventive musicianship and uninhibited excitement has proved alluring, and a firm fan base is in place, ready to soak up their folk, world, jazz and rock fusions.

With a new album currently being considered for 2015, expect Mawkin to give you Maw’ for your money, with a selection of new tracks in the mix.

On Saturday afternoon, enjoy a family folk show with Megson, ‘for big and little connoisseurs’.

Enjoy the gentle concert for pre-school kiddies from 2pm.

In the evening, The Lamours, fronted by Lola Lamour, will take you on a beat-tastic trawl through swing, soul, tango, blues and more...

Expect original songs and classic covers in a lively feel-good show.

David Wyatt will hold court on Stage 2, playing in support of his current opus The River.

Sunday evening belongs to 4 Parts Guitar featuring Giltrap, Etheridge, Carroll and Burley, aka Gordon, Ray, John and Clive.

A quartet of quality players, they will play solo, duo and quartet pieces at this special show.

Anyone with an appreciation for the guitar should consider taking a ticket.

Multi-instrumentalist Lisbee Stainton returns to see in the new week, wrapping up a brief trip of six shows at the Wavendon haunt.

She has toured as part of Seth Lakeman’s band recently, and been on the road with artists including Paul Carrack, who decided she was the ‘new Joni Mitchell.’

Join ‘The English Rose with the 8-string guitar’ on the day her new single, Eloise is released.

“Eloise is about retaining a positive outlook on life and quickly became a favourite during the first leg of the Word Games tour,” Lisbee explains of the track, “It’s a great song to get stuck into.”

He might be the co-host of that terrible show The Xtra Factor, but try not to hold that against Matt Richardson – apparently his real passion is as a stand-up comic.

And having worked for that dreadful show, we imagine he’s not too thin on content!

Matt might well be a little bit rude too, so those who don’t approve of colourful language might want to give this date, part his extensive Hometown Hero UK tour, a miss.

The rest of us can dive right in!

Last up this week, one of Britain’s most outstanding period instrument ensembles, Florilegium, performing works by well-known and less familiar masters of the baroque era.

Call and book on MK 280800.